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I found this article while browsing the web, its a few years old but very interesting and has some great links

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Like so many others of his generation, John Wall was bitten hard by the Egyptology bug following a visit to the landmark Tutankhamun exhibit that toured the world's museums in the 1970s. A resident of southern England and an electrical engineer by trade, Wall was soon taking trips along the Nile and reading voraciously on the subject, dismissing the occasional "alternative" publications and television shows as "pyramidiocy." That is, until he plugged into the World Wide Web. "In the late 1990s I acquired a reasonably fast Internet connection and looked for sites on Egypt," recalls Wall. "On various message boards and discussion lists I found out just how pervasive alternative history was. Even as an amateur, I saw that it was seriously wrong and based on, at best, ignorance or, at worst, deceit." What galled Wall even more was the tone in which alternative history was presented and discussed on myriad websites and electronic discussion groups that had sprung up on the Internet. "[Pseudoarchaeological] perpetrators and their followers seemed to deal with each and every objection by abusing the questioner, twisting facts, or invoking an Egyptological conspiracy that would make Watergate look insignificant," says Wall, who claims to be particularly proud of having been labeled a "sniveling, insinuating little worm" by one preeminent pseudoarchaeological author during an online discussion.

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some of this sounds awfully familiar to me




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Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 634 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 23:12
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 338 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 23:17
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 338 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 23:20
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 305 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 23:22
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 352 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 23:27
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 352 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 23:32
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 315 mephisto 14-Aug-08 00:40
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 368 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 00:44
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 333 The Kwuda 14-Aug-08 01:47
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 338 Merrell 14-Aug-08 18:34
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 303 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 18:49
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 526 Merrell 14-Aug-08 19:55
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 342 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 20:12
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 338 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 21:36
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 354 The Kwuda 15-Aug-08 06:51
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 360 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 12:01
Straight from the article 425 MichaelHP 15-Aug-08 22:29
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 349 Gary Osborn 13-Aug-08 23:37
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 471 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 23:44
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 344 legionromanes 13-Aug-08 23:47
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 465 hapy hunter 13-Aug-08 23:48
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 320 The Kwuda 14-Aug-08 01:50
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 350 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 01:53
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 349 The Kwuda 14-Aug-08 01:57
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 518 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 02:00
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 319 The Kwuda 14-Aug-08 02:02
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 374 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 03:19
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 510 The Kwuda 14-Aug-08 07:19
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 300 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:07
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 491 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 00:15
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 341 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:21
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 345 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 00:26
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 461 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:32
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 359 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 00:34
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 333 Raja 14-Aug-08 04:16
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 371 MALaclypse 13-Aug-08 23:37
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 352 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:12
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 491 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 00:16
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 366 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 00:31
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 253 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:36
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 332 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 00:38
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 332 Gary Osborn 14-Aug-08 00:43
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 248 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 01:26
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 402 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 17:38
Gary ... 442 geoffss 14-Aug-08 19:59
Re: Gary ... 382 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 17:40
Re: Gary ... 485 geoffss 15-Aug-08 19:01
Re: Gary ... 312 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 19:14
Re: Gary ... 295 geoffss 15-Aug-08 19:15
Re: Gary ... 380 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 22:21
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 279 martinpescatore 14-Aug-08 01:33
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 349 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 01:37
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 326 martinpescatore 14-Aug-08 01:40
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 322 wendyinthewind 14-Aug-08 19:59
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 352 Pete Vanderzwet 31-Aug-08 00:34
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 394 Raja 14-Aug-08 05:04
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 373 Naveen 14-Aug-08 19:44
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 346 Vanya 14-Aug-08 10:59
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 381 Sirfiroth 14-Aug-08 17:02
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 361 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 17:06
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 372 Sirfiroth 15-Aug-08 05:10
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 367 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 12:03
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 378 Pete Vanderzwet 31-Aug-08 00:58
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 344 JonnyMcA 14-Aug-08 17:19
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 319 legionromanes 14-Aug-08 17:34
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 345 MALaclypse 15-Aug-08 01:00
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 338 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 04:05
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 346 MALaclypse 15-Aug-08 04:48
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 385 Sirfiroth 15-Aug-08 04:31
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 344 hapy hunter 14-Aug-08 17:35
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 393 Lee McGiffen 15-Aug-08 04:07
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 305 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 12:06
Are there other "Pseudos" here? 357 drrayeye 15-Aug-08 14:35
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 330 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 16:09
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 561 King Menes 15-Aug-08 16:23
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 324 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 17:34
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 332 Scott Creighton 15-Aug-08 16:23
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 440 King Menes 15-Aug-08 16:30
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 321 Scott Creighton 15-Aug-08 16:36
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 314 legionromanes 15-Aug-08 20:34
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 407 drrayeye 15-Aug-08 17:04
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 339 Scott Creighton 15-Aug-08 17:23
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 385 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 18:06
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 338 Scott Creighton 15-Aug-08 18:19
Re: Are there other "Pseudos" here? 315 Gary Osborn 15-Aug-08 18:05
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 326 King Menes 15-Aug-08 15:40
Well said 385 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 11:09
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 403 Raja 16-Aug-08 02:58
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 337 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 03:05
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 499 Raja 16-Aug-08 06:56
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 328 magisterchessmutt 16-Aug-08 07:47
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 318 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 10:51
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 352 Tom Hebert 17-Aug-08 11:53
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 492 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 11:59
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 346 Tom Hebert 17-Aug-08 19:11
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 306 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 19:15
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 296 Tom Hebert 17-Aug-08 19:18
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 316 Raja 17-Aug-08 19:20
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 375 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 20:00
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 339 Richard Essame 16-Aug-08 07:53
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 337 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 11:14
Re: Seductions of Pseudoarchaeology: Pseudoscience in Cyberspace 328 Raja 16-Aug-08 11:34
PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH 335 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 13:38
Please demonstrate 343 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 13:51
Re: Please demonstrate 322 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 13:57
Failure to demonstrate 369 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 14:13
Perhaps he's Michael Brass? 332 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 14:20
Why I thought LegionRomanes is John Wall 353 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 14:28
And finally, the demonstration MichaelHP requested 582 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 14:38
Again, you've demonstrated nothing 322 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 14:44
What, no Wiki link? 322 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 15:02
Re: What, no Wiki link? 356 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 15:03
The problem with pseudoskeptics 361 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 15:12
Re: The problem with pseudoskeptics 363 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 17:32
Have you read Supernatural? 314 Levitating Cat 17-Aug-08 02:21
Re: Have you read Quirke's "Cult of Re"? 304 MichaelHP 17-Aug-08 02:28
Re: Have you read Quirke's "Cult of Re"? 335 Levitating Cat 17-Aug-08 03:54
So you've read Quirke's "Cult of Re"? 329 MichaelHP 17-Aug-08 12:24
Huh? 316 Levitating Cat 17-Aug-08 14:44
Re: Huh? 336 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 14:56
Respectfully disagree, and an olive branch 336 Levitating Cat 17-Aug-08 15:23
Re: Respectfully disagree, and an olive branch 337 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 16:49
Re: Have you read Supernatural? 351 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 02:38
As for "proving" 340 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 15:03
Mod Note 349 JonnyMcA 16-Aug-08 15:43
Re: Mod Note 513 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 15:48
Re: Mod Note 422 JonnyMcA 16-Aug-08 16:18
Final Note 363 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 18:33
Apologies for that 345 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 15:59
Re: Apologies for that 449 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 16:16
Re: Apologies for that 361 JonnyMcA 16-Aug-08 16:38
Re: Apologies for that 387 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 17:40
Re: Apologies for that 384 JonnyMcA 16-Aug-08 18:13
Re: Apologies for that 344 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 18:16
Tough questions? 335 Levitating Cat 16-Aug-08 16:40
Re: Apologies for that 288 Sirfiroth 16-Aug-08 16:56
Re: Apologies for that 328 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 18:22
Re: Apologies for that 349 Sirfiroth 16-Aug-08 19:42
Re: Apologies for that 312 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 20:24
Re: Apologies for that 311 Sirfiroth 16-Aug-08 22:24
Re: Apologies for that 335 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 22:40
Re: Apologies for that 320 Sirfiroth 17-Aug-08 00:51
Re: Apologies for that 298 JonnyMcA 16-Aug-08 16:42
Let's check the pudding... 323 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 19:26
Re: Let's check the pudding... 403 carolb 16-Aug-08 19:36
Re: Let's check the pudding... 321 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 19:42
Re: Let's check the pudding... 371 Raja 16-Aug-08 19:58
Re: Let's check the pudding... 280 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 20:01
Re: Let's check the pudding... 304 Raja 16-Aug-08 20:07
Re: Let's check the pudding... 345 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 20:10
Re: Let's check the pudding... 358 Raja 16-Aug-08 20:24
Re: Let's check the pudding... 311 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 20:28
Re: Let's check the pudding... 366 Raja 16-Aug-08 20:36
Re: Let's check the pudding... 368 legionromanes 16-Aug-08 20:38
Re: Let's check the pudding... 417 Raja 17-Aug-08 09:51
Re: Let's check the pudding... 399 legionromanes 17-Aug-08 11:19
Re: Let's check the pudding... 288 The Kwuda 17-Aug-08 12:30
Re: Let's check the pudding... 351 Raja 16-Aug-08 19:55
Only because I love pudding 302 MichaelHP 16-Aug-08 20:19
Re: Only because I love pudding 295 Raja 16-Aug-08 20:27
Re: Only because I love pudding 288 magisterchessmutt 16-Aug-08 20:46
Re: Only because I love pudding 289 MichaelHP 17-Aug-08 00:41
Re: Only because I love pudding 357 The Kwuda 17-Aug-08 12:41
Re: Let's check the pudding... 372 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 02:34
Re: Let's check the pudding... 271 Raja 20-Aug-08 06:23
Re: Let's check the pudding... 321 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 11:01
Re: Let's check the pudding... 330 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 11:11
Re: Let's check the pudding... 368 martinpescatore 20-Aug-08 12:07
Re: Let's check the pudding... 384 ethicswideboy 20-Aug-08 16:31
Re: Let's check the pudding... 365 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 16:38
Re: Let's check the pudding, it smells a bit of entropy... 370 ethicswideboy 20-Aug-08 17:00
Re: Let's check the pudding, it smells a bit of entropy... 382 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 18:10
Re: Let's check the pudding... 419 martinpescatore 20-Aug-08 18:09
Re: Let's check the pudding... 441 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 22:10
Re: Let's check the pudding... 346 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 23:10
Re: Let's check the pudding... 355 martinpescatore 21-Aug-08 11:08
Re: Let's check the pudding... 307 MichaelHP 20-Aug-08 13:17
Re: Let's check the pudding... 356 Sirfiroth 20-Aug-08 14:13
Re: Let's check the pudding... 299 JonnyMcA 20-Aug-08 15:00
Re: Let's check the pudding... 363 Sirfiroth 20-Aug-08 19:11
Re: Let's check the pudding... 351 MichaelHP 20-Aug-08 19:19
Writing in academese 330 drrayeye 20-Aug-08 21:08
Re: Writing in academese 483 MichaelHP 20-Aug-08 23:41
Re: Let's check the pudding... 259 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 20:08
Re: Let's check the pudding... 458 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 20:27
Re: Let's check the pudding... 361 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 21:50
Re: Let's check the pudding... 432 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 21:53
Re: Let's check the pudding... 411 Bobajot 20-Aug-08 22:13
Re: Let's check the pudding... 360 legionromanes 20-Aug-08 23:09


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